Rapport RSE 2022 Somater

Our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) report 2022 outlines our ambitions and measures the progress we have made on sustainable development issues from a social, environmental and ethical point of view.

Highlights of this edition include improvements in our eco-design, recyclability and waste reduction indicators, as well as progress made in terms of CSR ratings and certifications.

Enjoy reading it!

Click here to download our CSR report

Journée mondiale de l’#eau

On this World Water Day, Somater would like to reiterate its ambition to develop responsible industrial and human resources.

But to ensure the effectiveness of our approach, we have it evaluated by external ratings.

This is once again the case with the compliance audit carried out at Plastuni Normandie with regards to decree no. 2021-461 on preventing the loss of plastic granules into the environment.

This plant is particularly vigilant about pollution risks, given its proximity to the coastal river Scie and the Channel.

This audit rewards the efforts made, which include containment, recovery and reprocessing of granules.

As well as periodic checks on the correct application of the operating procedures in place.

All the teams are also regularly made aware of the preventive measures relating to the risks of pollution.

Our objective is to have all our plants audited in 2023 on the proper application of this regulation.

Activated Mascara

Officially presented at the last Paris Packaging Week trade show, our latest innovation, the refillable “Activated Mascara” with patented “Click, Turn and Apply” (CTA) technology and an antimicrobial brush, has just been praised in an article published on the Premium Beauty News website.

This innovation, which is fully in line with our eco-design approach, has all the assets to provide our customers and consumers with the answers they expect in terms of environment, hygiene and safety.

For more information, we invite you to read this article.

Les femmes mise à l'honneur chez Somater

On this International Women’s Day, Somater is keen to highlight all its female employees and thank them for their constant contribution.

These talented women, whether they are production operators, quality technicians, sales managers, sales administration managers, plant managers or present in other key departments, shine every day through their commitment and customer focus. Each of them is an opportunity for the company, its customers and its partners, because they are the added value of Somater.

See you at the CFIA trade fair!

Somater & ANL Packaging are delighted to announce their joint participation at the upcoming CFIA 2023 show in Rennes, where innovation in the food-processing sector happens. Join us at stand 10-G13 and come and learn more about our EcoTribe™ platform and how we can support you in your ecological transition approach by reducing, recycling and reusing polymer packaging.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Visit our EcoTribe™ page!

Activated Mascara Pylote Simp

Somater enriches its mascara offer with a new product from its EcoTribeTM range: the ” Activated Mascara “. This is the first refillable antimicrobial mascara that prevents the transmission of microbes in an imme-diate, stable and permanent way.

In addition to meeting consumers’ expectations in terms of make-up results, this mascara has unique environmental benefits:

  • Anti-microbial activation thanks to the all-mineral technology
  • 30% polymer reduction from the first refill
  • Use of recycled and bio-based material
  • 100% recyclable and reusable
  • Entirely manufactured in France

The result of a strategic partnership with Pylote and Simp, this innovation aims to reinforce our legitimacy with our customers by providing them with concrete solutions in terms of safety, hygiene and eco-design.

For more information, see this press release or visit our online EcoTribeTM  platform.

Eco TribeTM, la transition écologique en action

Are you looking for packaging designed to meet the challenges of the future? Whether it’s to comply with regulations, to meet consumer expectations or to support your CSR commitment, we have the answers you need.

Discover our online platform EcoTribeTM which brings together innovative packaging solutions based on the pillars of eco-design: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Replace.

Whether you are from the beauty, health or food industry, this offer is for you! It is the result of a continuous work in collaboration with our strategic partners in order to offer you sustainable and responsible packs.

If you would like more details on our EcoTribeTM products, please visit our dedicated webpage or feel free to contact us directly for specific projects.

Somater au Salon  Pharmapack 2023

The new edition of Pharmapack will take place on February 1 and 2 in Paris – and Somater will of course be there again this year! A true European hub for the pharmaceutical packaging industry, the show will welcome 5,000 participants and over 300 exhibitors.

As a major player in the industry, we will take advantage of our presence to unveil our latest product innovations. As an example, let’s mention our eco-refill developed in partnership with Nissei ASB which is based on the 4 pillars of eco-design: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Replace.

Join us on our stand J27 (Hall 7.2 Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles) and come and seize new opportunities!

On January 24th and 25th, the next edition of PCD will take place, an emblematic event for all international cosmetic and perfumery brands.

During these two days dedicated to packaging innovations, we will unveil the latest developments of our EcoTribe product family. This range is continuously enriched with new solutions developed along the following lines: eco-design, recyclability and use of bio-based materials.

One example is our “Activated Mascara”, developed in partnership with Pylote and SIMP, which incorporates antimicrobial mineral technology. For more information, see the press release that has just been issued on this subject. This innovation is perfectly in line with the CSR approach initiated by Somater in 2020.

Visit our stand B162 to discover all our new products that pave the way to the packaging of the future.

ETI - Entreprises à Taille Intermédiaire

In a turbulent and hyper-connected world, where immediate news takes precedence over fundamental issues, we can sometimes feel dizzy. However, in the face of upheaval, it is the islands of stability and continuity that are reassuring: the idea that remains, the concept that endures, the thing that lasts over time. What is perennial then reveals its own specific value.

At Somater, an ETI with a family history, we are deeply attached to this long-term vision. Whether it is our own company, which we wish to preserve and advance, the environmental cause or society at large: it is the sustainability of the models that, in the long term, makes the difference.

In this perspective, growth and profitabilitý are not ends in themselves, but means to another end: to be there tomorrow, in a better situation than today. We obviously share this observation with many companies. A recent study, carried out by Adrien Stratégie, has just identified the factors that condition the sustainability of ETIs. Four fields contribute to this, from the most limited to the most extensive: the identity, the capital and decision-making independence, the collective and the ecosystem. You can consult this study here.

We fully agree with the summary given in the preface by Alexandre Montay, General Delegate of the Mouvement des Entreprises de Taille Intermédiaire (METI): “No matter the weather. Good or bad, as long as it is long. Because seeing far ahead changes everything: social contract and links with employees, governance, local economic chain, business model performance, product positioning, growth profile, search for excellence and conquest. The economic model of the ETIs that this study deciphers […] is singular. Unfortunately, it is still too little known”.